Why should I study in New York, USA?

why should I study in New York

5 reasons to study abroad in New York, USA

The City of New York, also known as New York City (NYC), or simply New York (NY) got its name in 1664 after the Duke of York, who later became King James II of England. Having previously been named New Amsterdam during Dutch settlement, it was originally home to the native Iroquois tribes.

  1. How big is New York?

The size of a city can make a big difference on your study experience. Some students prefer the feel and pace of larger busy cities, while some may prefer a smaller and calmer feel. Whatever your preference, U-Multirank has you covered. New York averages a population of about 8300000 residents and covers some 1214 km2.

  1. How many universities and colleges are located in New York, USA?

The City of New York is home to over 120 colleges and universities, including Columbia University, New York University, and Rockefeller University, ranked among the top universities in the world. To explore some of New York’s colleges and universities, click on the university names below, or visit our ‘Study in the United States’ page.


  1. Do I need a language certificate to study in New York, United States?

The Netherlands has the largest range of English language programmes in Europe. Almost every university has an English version of any programmes taught in Dutch. Lecturers are usually bilingual and can interact with English-speaking students easily. Additionally, more than 70% of the Dutch population speaks English making international students feel at home while they study in the country. Students interested in studying in English in Amsterdam, the Netherlands will need to be able to show proof of English proficiency. To receive an English language certificate like the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), four parts of the language are tested, including: reading, listening, speaking and writing. For more information on IELTS, or TOEFL, click here.

  1. Is New York a safe place to study in the USA?

Safety is an important point to consider when studying abroad. According to the current Numbeo Safety Index, New York has a score of 56 – ranking it at number 211 of 374 cities globally for safety.

  1. Is New York, United States an expensive city to live in?

The cost of living can play a major factor in deciding where to study. Aside from tuition fees, students should consider the local cost of living – including items like housing, food, and social life. According to the current Numbeo Cost of Living Index, New York has a score of 100 – ranking it at number 2 of 476 cities globally for the cost of living (the higher the ranking, the more expensive the cost of living is).

If you’re considering pursuing a degree abroad, then let us help you find the best university for you. U-Multirank’s ‘For students’ track offers personalised university comparisons, so you can find the university that best matches you. Create your own personalised university rankings today, and compare universities according to what matters most to you.  To start, make sure to select your desired study destination and we’ll help guide you through the rest.

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